Pet Friendly Beaches in North Carolina

Pet Friendly Beaches in North Carolina

Dog friendly beaches are a pooches’ happy place! From frolicking in the surf, digging in the sand, and soaking up the sun - what’s not to love? North Carolina has dog friendly beaches that your pooch will really dig! We’ve sniffed out the best NC dog friendly beaches that you and your four-legged beach buddy can enjoy together.

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Top Pet Friendly Beaches in North Carolina

Duck, North Carolina

Dogs may play on the beach year-round, unleashed but under the watchful eye and control of their parents.  

Named one of the U.S.'s Top 10 Dog Friendly Beaches!

Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
Kitty Hawk Beach is a dog friendly beach! From the Friday before Memorial Day until the day after Labor Day between the hours of 10 AM - 6:00 PM, dogs must be on a leash not exceeding 6 feet.  At all other days and times d...
Emerald Isle, North Carolina

Looking for a great escape with your dog? Head out to enjoy the surf and the sun at Emerald Isle Beach.

Dogs are welcome on the beach year round as long as they are on-leash.  Off-leash frolicking is not allowed.

Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
Located in the beautful Outer Banks of North Carolina, this dog friendly beach in Kill Devil Hills, NC is sure to please! Between May 1 and September 30 of each year, no dogs shall be permitted on the public beach between the hours of 9:...
Holden Beach, North Carolina
Dog friendly Holden Beach welcomes pooches to enjoy their beautiful beach in North Carolina. Dogs are not allowed on the beach May 20 - September 10, between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM. All other dates/times, dogs are welcome. Dogs mu...
Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
Nothing better than a day at the beach with your pooch!  Ocean Isle Beach in North Carolina is dog friendly! Dogs are allowed on the beach with some restrictions. Dogs are not allowed on the beach strand from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM from...
Carolina Beach, North Carolina
Surfs up at pup friendly Carolina Beach, North Carolina! All dogs are required to be on a leash at all times. April 1st - September 30th, dogs are allowed on the beach during restricted hours BEFORE 9:00 AM and AFTER 5:00 PM.  Octob...
Topsail Island, North Carolina
Relax and unwind at dog friendly Topsail Beach with your pooch! Dogs must be on a leash from May 15th to September 30th. Dogs can be off-leash and under voice command of owner any other time. Your pooch will love this dog friendly beach!...
Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina
Run, walk, or jog along the surf with your dog at this dog friendly beach. Wrightsville is a dog friendly beach but only allows dogs at certain times of the year. From April 1st to September 30th dogs are not allowed on the beach. Other ...
Carolina Beach, North Carolina
Head out to this dog-friendly beach at Freeman Park in North Carolina.  From October 1st to March 31st dogs may be off leash. From April 1st to September 30th dogs must be leashed on the beach. This dog friendly beach is a real tail wagger!